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Dana Galin

Dana Galin


A life-long explorer of human potential, Dana is on a mission to help leaders and their teams create greater impact.

Dana specializes in executive coaching and works with senior leaders and their teams to help them improve performance and generate greater business results.  She has spent 25 years as a trusted advisor helping her clients identify and implement strategic solutions to their leadership development, human capital and communication needs. 

In every consulting assignment, Dana focuses not only on the individual, but also on the system within which her clients operate to help create sustainable change. Her ability to spot adaptive leadership challenges enables her to help her clients create transformative solutions that translate into business success. 

Over the years, Dana has worked with hundreds of clients across industry sectors in myriad talent management disciplines, including leadership development, team coaching, relationship coaching, women’s advancement, executive presence, change management, career strategy and transition, 360-degree feedback and communication.

Coaching Background

Dana has had extensive training across domains relevant to high-performance leadership and team effectiveness, including coursework at some of the world’s leading academic institutions. She is certified in a number of psychometric instruments and is also trained in improvisational acting, image consulting and storytelling.  

Representative assignments include:

  • Regional CEO and leadership team, Morgan Stanley
  • C-Suite Executive and leadership team, Finance J.P. Morgan
  • CEO + Executive leadership team, Berman Capital
  • Global Division President and leadership team, American Express
  • Cohort of 20 Directors, Deutsche Bank
  • Legal Affairs change initiative, Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Senior Partners + Key Clients, Paul Hastings
  • Cohort of 120 cross-class attorneys, Kirkland & Ellis
  • In-house Counsel, Publicis Groupe
  • C-Suite Executive and leadership team, NewsCorp
  • C-Suite Executive, Time Warner
  • General Manager, Shiseido Americas
  • Cohort of eight Senior Vice Presidents, Frito-Lay
  • Cohort of 20 Associate Partners, McKinsey & Co
  • Faculty, Association of Corporate Counsel NCR Leadership Academy 2017- present.

Additional clients served include AIG, Bain & Co., BlackRock, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Publicis Groupe, WebMD, NBA, ASCAP, the Bloomberg Administration, charity: water, Junior League and many others. Dana has also delivered career strategy programs and keynotes for The S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia Business School. 

Business Experience

An entrepreneur at heart, Dana has helped launch a number of companies, including Kayak.com, a leading travel website; as well as New York-based talent development consulting firms Defineum and The Imprint Group. Dana was the Head of Communications for the Trickle Up Program, a microfinance organization. Prior to that, Dana held senior roles at leading public relations agencies, including Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, Golin/Harris and Rogers & Cowan.  During that time, Dana’s clients included Nintendo of America, The Walt Disney Co, Sprint, Yamaha, Vidal Sassoon, Taco Bell, Hewlett Packard and many others. 

Dana has also served as an adjunct executive coach for the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and participated on the Corporate Board of ALPFA, a leadership development organization for Latino professionals. Dana currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Quorum Initiative and volunteers for Girl Scouts and the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.

Fun Facts

In other areas of her life, Dana…

  • Trained as a certified Image Consultant
  • Co-created and produced an animated television pilot for Nickelodeon
  • Traveled to more than 41 countries (and counting)
  • Enjoys being a wife and mom.

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